London, UK – July 5th, 2016 – Mendix, the leading cloud platform for rapid application development and delivery, has been named the winner of the prestigious Mobile Application Development award at Computing Magazine’s 2016 Vendor Excellence Awards in London. The UK-based awards celebrate the achievements of the technology vendors and service providers who are leading the field of enterprise IT with innovative products, services and solutions that underpin and drive success in both business and public sector organisations.
Mendix was named the winner by a panel of independent judges impressed by the mobile application development story of Springer Healthcare. The publisher used the Mendix platform to build an application supporting mobility for 200 sales and operations staff globally. Providing access ‘anytime, anywhere’ to client information, quotes and to a content database of saleable article reprints and books, the application offers staff access via multiple destop, tablet and mobile platforms. It’s estimated that had Springer Healthcare used traditional coding techniques, application development would have taken in excess of 12 months. Using Mendix and supported by Mendix partner AuraQ, the project took just 12 weeks.
“We are delighted to have been recognised by Computing’s distinguished judging panel,” said Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix. “When it comes to digital innovation, the Mendix platform enables business and IT to collaborate and iterate toward the right business solutions, faster and easier than other approaches. Equally important is that these applications work seamlessly across channels and devices.”
“With a strong case study in the healthcare sector showing a project completed in 12 weeks that would have otherwise taken a year, this was the judges’ favourite,” said Peter Gothard, special projects editor at Computing. “In fact, Mendix was the clear winner.”
The Mendix platform, and its multi-channel application development approach, is recognised by leading analysts, including Gartner and Forrester. Just last week, Mendix was named a visionary for the second year in a row in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.
About Springer Healthcare
Springer Healthcare (www.springerhealthcare.com) has four communication and education brands with over 40 years’ experience working with the pharmaceutical industry. They are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and communications solutions, with products and services including scientific communications, content procurement, independent medical education and news services, and pharmaceutical sales-force training. Springer Healthcare provides customized content development utilizing innovative online and mobile solutions that fit the specific needs and objectives of their clients. With over 350 employees and 20 offices worldwide, Springer Healthcare boasts the largest global footprint in the scientific communications industry. Springer Healthcare is part of the Springer Nature group and is proud of their heritage to the publishing industry which provides valuable global insight with local knowledge in all the key markets.